FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. (Feb. 2022) – The Affiliation of Pickleball Professionals (APP) Tour introduced an historic three-year settlement to stage the APP New York Metropolis Open on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
This 12 months’s occasion will happen Could 25-29 and embody a prize purse of $125,000, the biggest of any pickleball match this 12 months and largest in APP Tour historical past. Will probably be the primary time the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle, dwelling of the US Open, will host a pickleball match.
“The chance to convey the APP Tour to a venue with such wealthy historical past and custom is the end result of a dream that I had for our tour and gamers once we launched the APP in 2019,” stated Ken Herrmann, founding father of the APP Tour. “After we dedicated to elevating the participant expertise and investing within the careers of our gamers, internet hosting an occasion at one of many world’s preeminent sporting venues with a file prize pool is the form of development we envisioned.
“For us to have the ability to stage an occasion like this within the mecca of American tennis means a lot as we proceed to develop our sport right here in the USA. We’re proud to have the unimaginable USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle function the backdrop for our gamers as they compete in considered one of our greatest occasions of the 12 months.”
“The USTA Nationwide Tennis Middle is happy to accomplice with the APP, the primary sanctioned pickleball tour for amateurs and professionals in the USA,” stated NTC Chief Working Officer Daniel Zausner. “The attract of the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle and the wealthy historical past and custom of our sport units an instance that others aspire to emulate.”
The New York Metropolis Open is the third of six Nationwide Championship Collection occasions on the APP Tour calendar. These vital occasions permit gamers to compete for an automated berth to the USA Pickleball Nationals at Indian Wells, Calif., from November 5-13.
Registration for the 2022 APP New York Metropolis Open is about to open at 5 p.m. ET Monday on www.pickleballtournaments.com.